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MFF 2013 Film Submissions are Open

Submissions are now open for the 2013 Montclair Film Festival. Please click on the below Withoutabox link for all eligibility requirements and submission details. MFF will be accepting feature films (55 min. or longer) for the following program strands: Comedy Competition, Fiction Showcase, Documentary Showcase, Family Films, New Jersey Spotlight (shorts also eligible for this […]

Behind the Screen/Media Careers 101

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Montclair Film Festival and Montclair State University’s Film Department present: Behind the Screen: Media Careers 101 A day of FREE one hour seminars on careers in filmmaking by industry professionals. These seminars are for high school and college aged students. Sunday, December 9, 2012 Montclair State University University Hall 9:45am – 5:30pm […]


The Montclair Film Festival presented the World Premiere Screening of Bad Parents on Wednesday, October 3rd to a sold out audience.  Director, Caytha Jentis and cast members including Janeane Garofalo, Reiko Aylesworth, Rebecca Budig and Ben Bailey also attended and participated in an audience Q&A following the film. Check out photos from the event on Facebook: […]

Seeking a Friend Screening – Recap

It was a warm welcome for Montclair State University alumna Lorene Scafaria. The Writer and Director of Seeking a Friend for the End of the World took questions after a screening (and the East Coast premiere!) at MSU’s Kasser Theater on June 21, 2012. The film premiered around the country the next day and stars […]


GREASE SING-A-LONG Friday, June 29.  Full details here:

6/21: SEEKING A FRIEND w/ dir Q&A!

Missing the festival already? Join us for a special evening on Thurs. June 21 where we screen SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD, starring Steve Carrell and Keira Knightley. The director will join us for a post-film conversation. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

60+ Special Guests in Person

Patrick Wilson, Michael Moore, Olympia Dukakis, Judy Blume are only a few of the great guests appearing for MFF films and events. See individual film pages on the web site for who’s appearing in person.

Montclair Film Fest on Colbert Report

Stephen Colbert signed off his show on April 26 with a ringing endorsement of the Montclair Film Festival and special mention of the film Flat Daddy playing on May 5. Watch the clip here and read more about Flat Daddy here.

Judy Blume is coming to MFF!

Late-breaking news: Judy Blume announced on her Twitter feed @judyblume that she’ll attend the Montclair Film Festival on May 5 for the screening of Tiger Eyes, directed by her son Lawrence Blume. This is the first time one of her novels has been adapted for the big screen. Act fast to get tickets:

African-American Stories

We’re witnessing a new movement “of young black filmmakers telling stories that complicate assumptions about what ‘black film’ can be,” as Nelson George wrote in the New York Times in December. MFF showcases these voices in films such as An Oversimplification of Her Beauty and The Prep School Negro. African-American stories are also prominent in […]


At MFF, we take our laughs seriously. For Opening Night, we feature The Oranges with a tremendous ensemble cast including Oliver Platt appearing in person. We have a whole comedy section that includes 2 Days in New York (starring Chris Rock); Kumaré (pictured above) about a Borat-style stunt involving a fake guru); live-improv featuring comedians […]

New Jersey Spotlight

MFF pays special attention to films with a New Jersey background or focus. Most screenings in the New Jersey Spotlight will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers or other special guests. Music has a heavy presence including the world premiere of David Bromberg Unsung Treasure; and rare theatrical screenings of The Promise: The […]

Family Films

Looking for films suitable for tweens and teens? Check out the weekend family matinees Brooklyn Castle and First Position (pictured above), co-presented with Barista Kids.  Beyond those, look for the Oscar-winning Undefeated about an inner city high school football team; Tiger Eyes adapted from a Judy Blume novel; the original King Kong playing under Classics; […]

MFF’s 2nd Annual Pre-Oscar Party

On Sat. Feb. 25, Montclair Film Festival held its second annual Pre-Oscar fundraiser last night. More than 320 film aficionados walked down the red carpet at the Bobbi Brown Loft, skirting paparazzi on their way to a sumptuous sampling of local drinks and delicacies. Attendees included Louis Zorich, Patrick Wilson, and Mayorial hopefuls. Guests reviewed […]

Introducing MFF’s 2012 poster

We are proud to announce the winner of the of the MFF Inaugural Poster Contest: Chris Gash! Here is the winning design which will serve as the official 2012 festival poster:   MEET THE ARTIST! Since 2000, Chris Gash has been illustrating spots, covers and everything in between for books, magazines and newspapers, both here […]

MFF’s 2nd Annual Pre-Oscar Party

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Celebrating Kidz Shortz Winners

On Jan. 12 the winners of the first annual Montclair Film Festival Kidz Shortz Film Competition were honored at MFF’s headquarters on Bloomfield Ave.  MFF’s Chairman of the Board Bob Feinberg and Award winning actor Roscoe Orman (aka Gordon on Sesame Street for the last 36 years) presented the awards. Kidz Shortz is an educational […]

Behind the Screen: Media Careers

On Sat. Dec. 3, Montclair Film Festival, in partnership with Montclair State University, presented “Behind the Screen – Media Careers 101”.  This day-long series of seminars was free to all high-school and college students and included the following topics: Content Creation: Writers and Directors talk about how ideas become scripts. Producing and Directing: Making your […]

A Conversation with Stephen Colbert

On Fri. Dec. 2, Stephen Colbert appeared in conversation with journalist and Montclair resident Jonathan Alter at the historic Wellmont Theatre.  The standing-room-only audience of over 1700 people were participating in a fundraiser for the first annual Montclair Film Festival. Read more about the night here. In Steve Adubato’s introductory remarks, he announced MFF’s newly […]

Kidz Shortz Results

  CONGRATULATIONS! The Montclair International Film Festival (MIFF) is proud to announce the recipients of the First Annual “Kidz Shortz” filmmaking competition, an educational initiative aimed at showcasing and inspiring the talent of Northern New Jersey students in grades 4 through 12, on the theme, “My Town…The Way I See It.” To ALL students who […]

Montclair Film Festival Hires Festival Directors Raphaela Neihausen and Thom Powers

Montclair Film Festival Media Contact Jillian Nannery, The TASC Group (646) 723-4344 Montclair Film Festival Hires Festival Directors Raphaela Neihausen and Thom Powers; Announcement Made at Benefit Event with Stephen Colbert Inaugural Festival Slated for May 2-6, 2012 to Include Comedy Film Competition December 2, 2011 – Montclair, NJ – The Montclair Film Festival […]

MFF Trivia Night at Fitzgerald 1928

On Oct. 16, MFF hosted a members-only “Trivia Night” benefit, held at Fitzgerald 1928 Pub. Categories included Film, Sports, Art, Current Events and more!   See the full gallery on facebook…

Montclair Film Festival and Montclair State University Launch “Behind the Screen: Media Careers 101”

Montclair Film Festival Media Contact Jillian Nannery, The TASC Group (646) 723-4344 MONTCLAIR FILM FESTIVAL AND MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY LAUNCH “BEHIND THE SCREEN: MEDIA CAREERS 101” Film Professionals Participate on Panels to Educate Students on Careers in Film (Montclair, New Jersey – November 22, 2011) – The Montclair Film Festival (MFF) has announced a […]

Montclair Film Festival and Montclair Art Museum Announce Partnership: First Joint Program – “Kidz Shortz” Film Competition

Montclair Film Festival Media Contact Jillian Nannery, The TASC Group (646) 723-4344 Montclair Art Museum Media Contacts Michael Gillespie, 973-259-5134                                                             Catherine Mastrangelo, 973-259-5119 Montclair Film Festival and Montclair Art Museum announce partnership First joint program: “Kidz Shortz” short film competition for young people Submission deadline EXTENDED through October 31, 2011 Montclair, NJ, […]

Montclair Film Festival to Hold Exclusive Screening for the Critically Acclaimed Documentary Page One: Inside the New York Time

MONTCLAIR FILM FESTIVAL TO HOLD EXCLUSIVE SCREENING FOR THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DOCUMENTARY – PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES Montclair Residents David Carr, New York Times Columnist, and Jonathan Alter, Bloomberg Columnist, Join Together for Insightful Audience Discussion Tickets Available at or directly at the MIFF web site at (Montclair, New Jersey – May 25, 2011) – The Montclair […]